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Albums Of The Week: The Darkness | Motorheart

Another blast of old-school rock ’n’ roll extravagance from Justin Hawkins & co.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Drop the needle anywhere on Motorheart and be instantly transported from this moaning and weeping vale of tears to Elysian fields of rock where all hands are raised, the drinks — just as in the Club Tropicana of yore — are free, and everyone wears a pleasingly salacious grin. Does it rock? Is the sun hot? Has your partner’s touch grown cold? The Darkness are the Orwellian boot stamping on the flaccid face of limp rock, forever!

Brimming with their trademark blazing guitar riffs and solos, soaring falsetto and immeasurable rock ’n’ roll extravagance, The Darkness’s newest masterpiece comes along not a moment too soon. As frontman Justin Hawkins comments, “The time has come, the walrus said… to put your fookin pants on your head and rock like Satan is eating your private parts with a pointy fork! Yes, we, The Darkness, are the fuck back, praise Satan’s better half… come and party with us like it’s the last orders at the last chance saloon. Which it may well be, but I wouldn’t like to comment any further on that. Get in kids, it’s The Darkness, wot you knows and luvs.”

With a back catalogue overflowing with sonic gold and a live reputation that most bands can only dream of attaining, The Darkness have established themselves as one of the most loved and important British rock bands of our time. Their latest album, 2019’s Easter Is Cancelled, became the band’s fourth Top 10 album in the U.K., whilst also topping various charts and receiving swathes of critical praise. As The Darkness prepare for action once more with the release of Motorheart, praise the gods of rock’n’roll that they are back to save 2021!”